In this article you’re going to learn how to bond with your budgie
You’ll learn how to gain your budgies trust
So if you want to bond with your budgie and get your budgie to love you, then you’re going to love this article
Let’s get started!
Budgies are very sociable and they make a very good pet
At the beginning it can be difficult to bond with your budgie because they’re in a new environment
So they will be scared
It’s a matter of time and patience
But once your budgie starts to trust you and love you
That bond between the two of you will be precious
Before you bond with your budgie
The first thing we need to look at is trust
How can you get your budgie to trust you
Especially if you’ve just bought your budgie
How Do You Get Your Budgie To Trust You
Patience is important here
Don’t expect your budgie to straight away jump on your finger and sit on your shoulder
It doesn’t work like although we all wish it would!
Basic Needs Are Met
The first thing you need to make sure is that your budgie is comfortable in their surrounding
That means making sure your budgie has a good cage
What is a good cage for a budgie?
One that is large and spacious
The bigger the cage for your budgie the better
There’s so many benefits of having a large bird cage
- You can add a variety of toys
- Your budgie has space to fly about
- You can add multiple budgies
- They can move freely
Just to name a few advantages
If you have the space in the house then go for it
You can check out my recommendations of some pretty awesome bird cages for your budgie by clicking the link below
Along with a large bird cage
You just got to make sure your budgies basic needs are met
Easy access to water and food
Make sure the room temperature is good
If the room temperature is good for you then it should be okay for your bird
Don’t Try To Tame Your Bird Right Away
Give your budgie some time to get used to their new surrounding
So keep your bird cage in the room where you and the family spend most of your time
This will get your budgie used to seeing you and other family members
When you talk to your budgie
Talk in a soft manner (Which I’m sure you already do)
This will create a positive association with you
Which is a great way of building trust
This can take time
Or it can happen very quickly where your budgie trusts you in a matter of days!
Each bird is different though right?
Once you have gained your budgies trust
Then you can now start to create a sweet bond with them
Tips On How To Bond With Your Budgie
Now that you have your budgies trust
You can start to bond with them
This is the best time of bonding and I’m sure you would love this too!
A cute little budgie on your hand
So how do you go about doing this?
Here’s a step by step instruction you follow
- Slowly introduce your hand by touching the cage near your budgie – This should done in a non threatening way
- Once your budgie is comfortable with this, put your hand near him inside the cage. Let your budgie get used to your hand being near him
- Now start to offer treats to your budgie as your budgie gets used to your hand being near them
- Use the treats to encourage your budgie to step onto your finger
This takes time so have patience
Stay committed and do this daily
Spend at least 15 minutes twice a day
It could several weeks
Each bird is different
But the wait and this training will be well worth it
Because by the time you know it, you’ll have a budgie who will trust you and stand on your finger coming out of the cage
This is a great way of bonding with your budgie
As you can let them out the cage and they will sit on your finger and your shoulder too
Let Your Budgie Spend Time Out Of The Cage
Once your budgie has settled down and is not scared of their surroundings
You should let them out of their cage
Keeping them all day in their cage is not a good thing because they can get bored
And if they get bored then they can become stressed or depressed
This can lead to health complications
Letting your budgie out of the cage will allow your bird to fly about
They can be free in a way too right because they’re not in a cage
Also, you get the chance to spend time with your budgie and bond too
Do make sure the doors and windows are closed
You don’t want them flying outside!
Talk To Your Budgie
Budgies love chirping and are very sociable
Talking to your budgie will make them used to the sound of your voice
This is another great way of bonding with your budgie
Your budgie will probably even try to mimic you!
Look After Your Budgie And Give Them Toys
Meet their basic needs as I mentioned earlier
Have fresh water and food with high nutrients always available
Add lots of toys for your budgie to play with
You could use these toys to bond with your budgie too
Make sure to have a variety of toys and to rotate them so your bird will not get bored
There are many toys you can get for your budgie
Check out my article What Do Budgies Like In Their Cage
Groom Your Budgie
Groom my budgie?
Yep that’s right!
Your budgie may enjoy being pet gently or head scratching as they sit on your finger
Stroke your budgie and let them know how much you love them
It will only increase the bond between the two of you
Getting your budgie to bond with you is easy but can take time
The best part?
When they bond with you it will be worth it for sure!
You just need to have patience as some budgies are different to others
Make sure you meet the basic needs of your budgie
Spoil them with toys and a large bird cage
And let them out of the bird cage as much as you can
This will give you the chance to bond with your budgie more
Also, talk with your budgie as often as possible
This will get them used to the sound of your voice
As long as you are taking care of your budgie this is a form of bonding with your budgie
And this will make your budgie love you!
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